First it was the smallest of the Balearic Islands, Formentera which introduced strict controls on non-resident vehicles on the island with fines of up to 1,000 euros for anyone caught breaking the rules.
Now it seems Ibiza is going to do the same.
Sources from the Ibiza Town Hall have said today that in 2021 the number of vehicles and the population were practically the same, exceeding 150,000.
But, July and August These are the months with the highest flow of vehicles and motorcycles to and from the island, representing 15 percent of the island’s vehicle fleet and increasing the pressure on local services.
In addition, according to sources from the City Council, the economic and tourist reactivation could lead to an “unprecedented” increase in traffic congestion Therefore, it is considered “necessary to establish measures to limit vehicles on the island At least during July and August.
The Councilor for Territory Planning and Roads, Mariano Juan, has pointed out that the project is part of the development of a new, more sustainable model for the Ibiza tourism sector and that these restrictions will be accompanied by a significant improvement of the public transport system.
The fines could reach 300,000 euros as long as the restrictions are introduced.
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